We recognise that, to ensure long-lasting change, we need to work with individuals, families, communities and other partners, and we need to address the broader issues of social exclusion.
Our forte lies in our ability to facilitate positive change by building on an individual’s strengths rather than focusing on their perceived weakness.
A fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable and lasting changes. We work from a solution focused approach building on an individual’s recovery capital, reminding them of all their amazing attributes before substances took over their lives.
We try to create an environment where people feel at ease and part of a family, our amazing old building lends itself very well to this. Roma French was known for saying that when people put substances down and come to and find they themselves in a run-down porta cabin they think is that really all I’m worth? But when people put substances down and come to in our beautiful grand old building with its stunning gardens, they think they are worth a bit more.
Alliances are a form of partnership; a more intensive collaboration where everything from planning, implementation, overall financial responsibility, risk and day-to-day management is shared. The aim of The Plymouth Alliance is to coordinate a complex needs system which will enable people to be supported flexibly, receiving the right help, at the right time, in the right place. Alliance partners provide housing advice and support, access to temporary and settled accommodation, treatment and support regarding substance use, including prescribing. The vision of TPA is to improve the lives of people with complex needs, supporting the whole person to meet their aspirations and to participate in and contribute to all aspects of life. The seven core providers of services are: BCHA, Hamoaze, Harbour, Livewell Southwest, Path, Shekinah, The Zone. In addition to the core seven providers, we also have working arrangements with Plymouth City Council, Salvation Army, Livewest, UHP, Primary Care (GP’s), Local Pharmaceutical Committee. We have lots of exciting plans. Watch this space to find out more.